The theme for International Development Week (IDW) 2011 is I Am Making A Difference. Throughout the province, Manitobans are contributing their time, skills and consumer choices to improve our world. IDW offers us an opportunity to appreciate the impressive contributions that people make every day in Manitoba, throughout the country and the world to improve the lives of others.
There are many ways in which we can Make a Difference. These eight young Manitobans profiled below reflect a broad spectrum of involvement and participation. Through actions that range from buying Fair Trade products and educating students to volunteering overseas and studying International Development, these eight people demonstrate how everyone has the potential to contribute.